If you are looking for discos, dancing and partying till breakfast, go down to the Seminyak beach areas because you won’t find it in Ubud. However, that doesn’t mean Ubud turns out the lights and rolls up the sidewalks at 7pm! Here is an in-progress list of evening entertainment around Ubud.
- Nightly dance performances. Ubud is famous for traditional dance and music, and there is a variety to choose from every night of the week. Check the schedule in the local Tourism Office at the crossroads by the market. Include a unique kecak dance in your schedule.
- Bar Luna is located on Jalan Gootama (the lane between the market and Jalan Hanoman). They often have music in the evenings, and Thursdays at 7:30pm, of course, is Bar Luna’s Lit Club – readings and discussion of poetry and literature, often with readings by the original author (Bar Luna is part of the organization behind the annual Ubud Writers and Readers Festival). http://www.casalunabali.com/bar-luna/
- Café Havana on Jalan Dewi Sri is THE scene for salsa dancing in Ubud. Music most nights, and salsa always on Saturdays (free classes from 5-6pm). No partner, no worries, as all the Café Havana staff right down to the dish washer are ready to spin you around the floor (who wouldn’t rather dance than wash dishes?!!). http://cafehavanabali.com/index.html
- Napi Orta on Jalan Monkey Forest is a good place to catch live music most nights of the week, and it's open until late hours of the night. Your likely to find many people there drinking, dancing, and taking in a late night European football match if there is one on. Decent priced drinks are a plus as well.
- Jazz Café on Jalan Sukma (opposite the big BCA bank on the east side of Ubud) offers a regular supply of Jazz, Blues, Latin, Funk, Soul and World Music – something for everyone! Live performance every evening (closed Mondays), and pick up/drop off to Ubud hotels can be arranged. http://www.jazzcafebali.com/index.html
- Fly Café on Jalan Raya, Lungsiakan (head west out of downtown Ubud, past the Neka Museum) offers live music on Saturdays, and Friday is Trivia Quiz Night starting at 7:30. http://www.fly-cafe.com/
How about a movie? Several places around Ubud have film nights -- but better to call them to confirm the show will go on.
- Yoga Barn (Jl. Hanoman 44, Pengosekan, Ubud, T: 0361 971 236) Monday Night Movies every two weeks, showcasing eclectic films of all genres, focusing mainly on spiritual, social and environmental subjects. http://www.theyogabarn.com/findus.html